NY1 At 20: 2000 Report Looks At Political Fight Surrounding Community Gardens
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As NY1 News revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter Dean Meminger's 2000 story on the controversy surrounding the bulldozing of a community garden on the Lower East Side, which was part of a development effort launched by the Giuliani administration.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Mayor Bloomberg reached an agreement in 2002 -- preserving the city's community gardens from development for eight years. In 2010, the Parks Department adopted new rules to keep the more than 500 community gardens around the city operating.